I See a Psychiatrist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 403 People

    I miss my psychiatrist.

    it's hard to find a good one who actually listens and is like a friend. He retired and now I have to find a new one.
    Christineevee Christineevee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    I was sent to a shrink by my doctor

    because I don't see the point in working (not in this society at least). I'm not depressed or anything at all but even my shrink is having difficulties handling my thoughts and such and she has now sent me to a psychiatrist, I need to go next month or so. As I said there's...
    Ichki Ichki
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    True Story

    Well, actually it's not like the groups name says. I've seen one once. I once went to a psychologist. I knew she couldn’t fix me, but I gave it a shot in the dark. She spoke to me for a few minutes and then said I would need to see a psychiatrist. So she made an appointment for...
    YBlah YBlah
    Dec 27, 2012

    I've been seeing a psychiatrist about 10 yrs

    now... have been on alot of different medications but finally feel I'm on the right ones... sometimes wish I could go through life without meds at all, only because some of the side effects with a few of them... but know I need to stay on them. My psychiatrist is a good one, I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Second Opinion

    going to see a psychiatrist tomorrow for a second opinion . my other psychiatrist really suck , at our first session she told me that she has no idea what is wrong with me , god i hate her .. anyway , im going to a different one tomorrow for a second opinion , i hope that...
    ElisTheme95 ElisTheme95
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 8, 2010

    Have been seeing a psychiatrist about 8yrs now,

    he is a really good one, I've been on alot of different meds but finally found the one's that work for me. With the anxiety pill my anxiety is alot better, on Zyprexa I'm gaining weight which is a good thing, overall I can just think clearer, function in general and also not...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2014

    My psychiatrist is weaning me off venlafaxine

    starting tomorrow I'll be down to 75mgs and she added welbutrin 100mgs 2x a day with my limictal 25mgs 2x a day :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    I see her every day

    I've seen her for many years.  She is my best friend, companion, confident and lover.  She's wonderful. I met her in a grocery store and didn't know that she was a psychiatrist. I found out that she was a doctor.  I was so captivated by her knowledge of life and her easy-going...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2011

    How Do You Open Up?

    I’ve been seeing a psychiatrist for about 2 months. I can’t say whether it has or hasn’t been helpful. I think he understands me but I don’t speak much so things don’t really get done in the sessions. I have trouble speaking to people. I can think...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2010

    I don't like him though.

    I want to get a new one but the chances of that are small. He doesn't understand me and hasn't helped me to understand myself. A waste of time and money.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    Went I see him a third time.

    Scheduled it two days advance. Was listed number 6 from a 3-6 clinic schedule. Was told to come 530-6. Arrive 5pm. Saw secretary. Sees me. Says, 'wait outside'. (Yoda) patience you are, patient. 830 with no patience I ask, why so long?. 'Reasons, excuses, blah3x" . I'm seeking...
    feint30 feint30
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    All My Shrinks

    More like I SAW a psychiatrist in the past. My early teens were littered with shrinks-psychologists, counselors, but only one true shrink (psychiatrist). Mostly I sat silent in his office;sometimes he'd ask me stupid questions like, "How are you feeling today?" One day I asked...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Jan 23, 2013


    I am planning to see one soon. I have a appointment with a gp for a referral as most need one and it helps me pay easier. I'm not sure what to expect or what will happen. I don't want to end up on meds or in a mental home. I think I will need a few to deal with my issues...
    drakneko drakneko
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jun 29, 2013

    Too Many

    I have seen about 4 psychiatrists and none of them worked out, Ither i didnt like them, mum didnt like them or some other stupid excuse. all up including psychiatrists i have seen 12 diffrent 'mental health professionals' in the space of 6 months... the one i...
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    Well time to call in the big boys!

    I go see a psychiatrist tomorrow to address my mood swing, fits of rage, and anxiety. Lets see if the good doc can work his or her magic and fix this broken mind!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Medications help me to function the way I want

    in order to stay happy. Unfortunately, my psychiatrist and I are at odds. He's new, a replacement for my old psych, and he's very conservative. He doesn't trust my intuition. He keeps wanting to increase my antipsychotic medications when I know well what medications work at what...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    ...Second Visit Ever...

    I've long been "needled" into therapy...either my sister or a friend would suggest it. They'd learn of my depression and "messed up" head and say it'd be good..that they've gone to one and blah, blah... I was always skittish about it..but, recently, when the depression got to a...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    I have seen psychiatrists

    for a long time. I saw my current psychiatrist before and then changed to a better one but she got a new job so I had to go back to this psychiatrist. I have some mental illnesses and my psychiatrist keeps an eye on my meds although I feel like he doesn't take my opinions into...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    31-35, F
    Mar 28, 2015
    tormi tormi
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    New Doctor

    My psych. who I began seeing 2 years ago dropped me back in August because I cancelled ONE appointment with him. And I didn't pay ONE no show fee. He was an ahole anyway. He forgot my name several times...even with the effin chart right in front of his face! And that...
    asajaybird asajaybird
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2007

    Helps Me

    I have seen a psychiatrist for many years, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.  He has helped me with many issues and continues to help me.  I have OCD, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, and am Bi-Polar.  He has helped me in ways that no one else was able to do, there...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    My mom is making me go to a psychiatrist

    and I really, really don't want to. I don't believe that taking medicine to feel better is right but I'm just sooo confused. Anyone have any tips?? Please??
    afterlifes afterlifes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    Bipolar disorder type I with rapid cycling,

    GAD, ADHD, past substance abuse and eating disorders
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic
    31-35, F
    Jan 29, 2014


    I did all Summer, then she said I didn't have to go anymore, but now after the third time my mom caught me cutting. I go back onj friday! I'm soooooo excited! Sorry for the short story.... :)
    Emofox Emofox
    18-21, T
    1 Response May 15, 2012

    Well I guess you can say I'm pretty messed up.

    I've dealt with extreme depression and anxiety for about 3 years now, and they're awful. I just want to overcome them and be happy. And then about a year ago I found out I had Borderline Personality Disorder from my Psychiatrist after pairing many different things together. My...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2014

    And I Don't Have A Problem With It Anymore

    Now when I was first told that I should see a Psychiatrist I was offended and mad. I felt like everyone was thinking of me like I was crazy. I am aware that when I am depressed the first thing that I would jump to is killing myself. I was told I should go see a psychiatrist, but...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2011

    I Used to See Them All the ...

    I used to see them all the time... cause I used to work with them...
    nerve nerve
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    So Far, So Good...

    I had my first session yesterday, and I'm feeling ok about it (I think). I've been on anti-depressants for about 8 months, and my doctor has been hassling me to see a psychiatrist since the first prescription. Last week, she really put her foot down and finally twisted my arm...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2008

    Round three with a psychiatrist.

    Lets see if the good doc can help me out. Give me something to stabilize my moods! Make this crazy.....sane! lol
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Aug 8, 2015

    Seeing A Therapist at Student Health

    Center- "When was the last time you recall loving your mother, hugging, or enjoying her company." She asked. "Never." I said quietly and monotonously. "Why is that?" So I began to tell her of my mother's early pregnancy and resulting multiple miscarriages. I told her how my...
    Anzele Anzele
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    Messed up... Big time.

    Sometimes the truth is not the way to go. I told my doctor about "things" and I feel like she was actually upset with me. I felt so bad..
    ridme ridme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    My Story Of Depression And Secrets

    Hi my name is Muneera , I am 15 years old, I went to my first psychologist when I was 3 and a psychiatrist two days ago (which is 9/1/2013),my mum didn't tell me she was taking me to a psychiatrist til we were half way there so I didn't expect that, but what can I say she always...
    dragonfly1998 dragonfly1998
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    I'm New At This Thing

    Hi , Basically I've finally given up and decided to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. I'm scared to lose to much friends with my negativity so... I'm gonna vent out to a psychiatrist. Is it really worth it? How do psychiatrists work?
    NotBackingDown NotBackingDown
    13-15, F
    Aug 31, 2012

    Fortunately my depression is well controlled

    so I see my shrink only for med checks. He is a good one and obviously very caring.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 17, 2016


    I see a psychiatrist - but all it is for is the medications right now since I have a hard time talking to her. Just last time I saw her a couple weeks ago, she tried something new. It was called the mom shuts her mouth, and I open mine type plan. It makes it that much...
    wanton wanton
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    Some of u who read my posts know i suffer from

    mood swings. I got to see the psychiatrist today. He started me one 3 different meds. a mood stabilizer, depression/anxiety meds and sleeping pills that help with depression and anxiety also. So we shall see. I see him in 2 weeks. Fingers crossed it works!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    Jan 20, 2015

    I love him. He is a wonderful man,

    and a great psychiatrist.
    persephone100 persephone100
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    I'm truly scared. I went

    and saw my psychiatrist today, and she noticed how my eye twitching. I told her it's been going on for like three weeks because of stress. And now she thinks I might be a harm to myself. And she wants me to do inpatient. I'm freaking out. I'm 17, can I refuse it? :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    Tomorrow is round two

    for seeing one. gotta go in for an intake then I get to see one on another day. So we'll see!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    `I see one twice a week.

    I wish I didn't have to go so much but my mom makes me. I try to tell her I am much better but she is paranoid about missing warning signs that I might have another breakdown and have to go to a psych ward again.
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2015


    I'm in high school, I am "secretly" depressed.I came on this site to use it to talk to people as a let out for me, I sometimes cut myself when I am overly sad and confused..I have recently thought about opening up to my parents or councellor, well I guess if I open up to a...
    Akuji Akuji
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2009

    My psychiatrist doesn't help at all.

    He just prescribes my medicine and talks for about five minutes. Last time, he just listened to my mom and asked me nothing. He never heard my opinion and thoughts, yet he took only her word.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016
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